It has been several years since the death of Princess Diana, the mother of Prince William and Prince Harry. In a recent magazine interview, Prince Harry has shared some of these thoughts about his late mother and how her death has affected his life until now.
Prince Harry was a 12-year-old boy when his mother, the late Princess Diana, died in a car accident. In an interview with People magazine, the 31-year-old prince shared that he has “a lot” of his mother in him. He also stated that he has been doing the things that Princess Diana would have probably done if she were still alive. “I enjoy what I do. But I don't do things because I feel as though my mother would want me to do them,” he clarified.
The royal prince also commented on how his mother’s death has left a “gaping hole” in his and his family’s hearts. Prince Harry also mentioned that other people may have felt the same, especially those who were inspired by the late Princess of Wales. He even confessed to wanting to fill up the void left by his mother’s death, not only for himself, but for other people as well. "If I can try and fill a very small part of that, then job done,” he stated.
Prince Harry also shared his wish to make his mother “incredibly proud” of him. He told People magazine that it was something that he has always wanted to do. Over the years, Prince Harry has participated in various charitable projects and endeavors that would have made his late mother proud. He was also instrumental in introducing the Paralympic event Invictus Games.
He has also recently announced the latest plan of his Sentebale charity, an organization that supports young HIV positive people in Africa, Telegraph reported. Prince Harry, along with Lesotho’s Prince Seeiso, founded the said charity in memory of their mothers.
The two princes’ charitable organization aims to expand its support program to Botswana. Prince Harry stated in a speech during a dinner reception held after the annual Sentebale Polo Cup in Florida, that the charity aims to provide “1 million hours of support to children and young people living with HIV and Aids across the region by 2020,” as stated in the same report.